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Grizzlies volleyball score big wins over Trent

Published on January 24, 2015

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s volleyball team’s put together impressive wins in a pair of important games against the visiting Trent Excalibur on Saturday afternoon at the Georgian Athletic Centre.

On the women’s side the Grizzlies earned every point they scored in a tight match up against the Excalibur. Georgian were able to come away with a 3-1 victory (25-22, 25-23, 28-30, 25-21).

The Grizzlies women, who were ranked 10th in the most recent CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) rankings, kept their win streak alive which now extends to eleven straight victories as they sit in first place in the east division standings with a 12-1 record.

Allison Marshall (Orillia) led the Grizzlies in scoring with 16 points while teammate Brittany Coughlin (North Bay) had a particularly strong game with 13 points.

Fifth year middle Hannah Campbell (Midland) had a fifteen point effort including 4 blocks. The four blocks helped her surpass the previous mark for all-time career leader in blocks of 217 which was set by Durham’s Mandi Doris between 2005-10.

While Campbell now sits with 218 blocks which beat that record, current Fanshawe Falcons middle Stephanie Bignell surpassed the mark herself on Saturday so for the time being she will hold the record with 224 blocks. The two will have an exciting finish for the all-time mark as the season winds down, with Campbell getting a chance to catch Bignell for the mark on Sunday.

A shorthanded Grizzlies men’s team battled the third place Excalibur while missing some key individuals due to injury.

The match was an emotional rollercoaster as both teams went on big runs and staged huge comebacks in nearly every set of the match. Georgian was able to stand strong in the end winning all three sets that needed extra points to decide a winner leading to a big 3-1 victory (29-27, 27-25, 14-25, 26-24).

Barrie native Darien Haynes led the way for the Grizzlies with a 19 point effort including 16 kills while teammate Matt Boucher (Collingwood) put together a strong 13 points.

The win helps the Grizzlies move back into the playoff picture as they now sit in 6th place in the east division standings.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be back in action on Sunday afternoon at the Georgian Athletic Centre when they host the Fleming Knights.

Grizzlies indoor soccer opens season

Published on January 24, 2015

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s indoor soccer teams kicked off their 2015 OCAA season on Friday when they took part in the Conestoga Invitational.

The daylong event is a test of endurance as much as skill and the Grizzlies showed good signs of both.

After dropping their first game 3-0 to Sheridan the Grizzlies men’s team rallied off three straight victories over the hosts from Conestoga (2-0), Centennial (4-1), and Canadore (2-0).

This set up a final game against George Brown with the winner moving onto the finals. The Grizzlies put together a strong effort but came up short in the end falling to the Huskies by a 2-0 score.

On the women’s side the Grizzlies played some very tight games against Sheridan, Centennial and Conestoga but couldn’t get on the winning side of those games.

Georgian were able to break out offensively and end the tournament on a high note defeating Canadore 5-1.

Both Grizzlies team’s will next compete in the George Brown Invitational on Feb. 6.

Practical Nursing, Pre-Health Sciences coming to Penetanguishene

Published on January 23, 2015

Two practical nursing students in Owen Sound, working on a high-fidelity sim in a nursing labPersonal support workers in Penetanguishene, and others who would like to expand their career to become practical nurses, will have an opportunity to do so on a part-time basis, beginning September 2015.

Georgian College is planning to offer the part-time Practical Nursing program in partnership with the County of Simcoe at Georgian Village. The program will be open to the public as well as staff at the seniors’ lifestyle community. The program would take about three and a half to four years to complete, with most classes taking place in the evening.

For applicants who do not meetentrance requirements, plans are also underway to offer the Pre-Health Sciences upgrading program at Georgian Village this summer, including courses in mathematics, chemistry and biology. Classes would run three evenings a week.

Availability of both programs will depend on sufficient enrolment.

Full details will be available at an information fair planned for March 11 at the Georgian Village auditorium, between 3 and 7 p.m. Please plan to attend.



Let’s Talk Georgian focuses on mental health Jan. 28

Published on January 23, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and Georgian College has created its own related event, “Let’s Talk Georgian” to focus on mental health.

Georgian student Stephanie Good will begin the conversation about her own journey as a student living with mental health issues. Come hear Stephanie speak at 12:15 p.m. in Room K326, Barrie Campus and be part of Let’s Talk Day.

Please remember that Counselling Services are available for all students who want to talk privately.

Two other helpful resources for Georgian students are the Good to Talk helpline for postsecondary students and the MyWellness pages

As part of its annual event to highlight concerns and solutions around mental health, Bell will donate five cents to mental health initiatives for each of the following made on Jan. 28:

  • Text message sent on its networks
  • Mobile and long distance call made on its networks
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook image share

Bell’s Lets Talk has more details on their Canada-wide initiative.


Georgian students invited to network with employers at job fair Feb. 3

Published on January 23, 2015

Close up shot of empty wine glasses on tableStudents looking for co-op positions or seasonal employment have the chance to land a job at the Georgian College Connect2Careers (C2C) career fair, taking place at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Employers from hospitality, tourism, culinary, recreation, esthetics and spa businesses will be in attendance. Some of them will lead workshops and roundtable discussions on topics ranging from resumé-building to beer tasting.  Continue reading

Show your support for Lakehead-Georgian

Published on January 22, 2015

Lakehead University and Georgian University Partnership Centre have an innovative plan to offer students a different kind of education – the best of university and college, combined. The two institutions responded to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ call for proposals to expand degree capacity in Ontario. Continue reading

Lakehead-Georgian discussed on The Agenda

Published on January 22, 2015

Georgian President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and three other panel members look on from stage as host Steve Paikin ask them questions about Barrie's past and future growthBusiness, academic and community leaders from across the region recently explored the issue of our evolving economy and Barrie’s rapid growth on TVO’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Continue reading

Bun on the Run is open!

Published on January 20, 2015

Georgian College High School Culinary competition 2010Bun on the Run — delicious and affordable meals served by hospitality students — has re-opened. Check out their winter menu and stop by E109 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. They accept cash, credit and debit.

The Georgian Dining Room, in room E100, features food carefully prepared by culinary students. They open Monday, Jan. 26, offering delicious winter fare weekdays at noon.

Goat cheese pioneer will be keynote speaker at food seminar Feb. 25

Published on January 20, 2015

Tony Dutra, CEO of pioneering Canadian goat cheese processor Woolwich Dairy Inc., will be the featured speaker at a community seminar for food entrepreneurs hosted by the Orangeville Campus of Georgian College on Feb. 25.

The event, “Preserving Our Heritage, Creating Our Future”, takes place at Monora Park Pavilion in Mono, ON. Dutra will give the keynote address and also participate in a panel of experts later in the day.

Dutra, his wife Olga and his mother Adozinda founded the company in Grand Valley in 1983. Now headquartered in Orangeville, Woolwich is North America’s largest goat cheese producer, with manufacturing facilities in Quebec, Wisconsin and Orangeville and a distribution centre in Amaranth Township. With about 150 employees, Woolwich produces more than 50 varieties of cheese. Locally, the company purchases and processes a substantial amount of the goat milk produced by family farmers across Ontario.

The seminar will help local food entrepreneurs and aspiring artisan food producers understand how to cultivate a successful food business. It’s aimed at food and beverage entrepreneurs who want to know more about the agricultural and economic development trends. The seminar will offer tools and resources so agri-food businesses can position themselves advantageously to meet new consumer demand.

The day will feature a showcase of local food and beverage entrepreneurs who have launched a successful product or concept, presentations from a panel of experts, special guest speakers, and a lunch catered by a local chef.

Food entrepreneurs should attend this event to:

  • Learn about the processes and preparation required for starting a food business
  • Discover lessons learned from successful local food entrepreneurs
  • Discuss important food trends
  • Connect with other entrepreneurs, producers and suppliers
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by a local chef

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Monora Park Pavilion at 500 Monora Park Pavilion Rd., Mono, ON L9W 0E1. Admission is free, but space is limited and tickets are required. Please register online or contact Mary Whittaker at 519.940.0331, ext. 1774 for more information.

The event is offered by Georgian College in partnership with the Orangeville and Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA), Downtown Orangeville BIA, Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), Dufferin.Biz, local municipalities and economic development partners in Dufferin County and Caledon.

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